mv Empire Windrush


Ray Hinton

The MV Empire Windrush on fire and sinks in the Mediterranean sea of the coast of Algeria, March 1954.

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  • Two of my relatives (by marriage) were aboard when she caught fire and sank. One was an engineer (the fire started in the engineroom). The other was a squaddie coming home from the Korean war. Both survived and never even got their feet wet. Good job because the soldier boy couldn’t swim.

    By Bob Scott (09/11/2023)

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